By Anastasha Elliott
Chiropractor and marathon runner, Miranda Grandison, has done it again in a time of 47:44.
On Sunday she was named the overall female winner of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States 10K Marathon.
William Bohlke, of St. Croix, USVI, was first in the 18 and over male category, with a time of 34:02.
The event, which has been missing for several years, was held in Nevis last weekend.
Grandison was the first female, in the 18 and over female category, to cross the finish line located in front of the Nevis Tourism Authority.
The event began at New Castle, in the vicinity of the Vance Amory International Airport. The runners ran along the island main road.
Lester Blackette, event co-ordinator, dropped the flag to start the race.
Runners from the OECS member states all participated in the race.
Both Grandison and Bohlke received a cheque for $700 and a $300 ‘top up’ from Cable and Wireless.
Grandison and Bohlke were all smiles as they posed for cameras from both the media and family.
More than 49 runners from the OECS participated in the event, 15 were from Nevis representing the Nevis Cycle and Triathlon Club.
Several runners dropped out of the race, and some had to be taken to the hospital.
At the start of the race, Otis Stevens, of St. Kitts, who is the winner of the Church Ground run, battled with Bohlke for first position.
However, he was unable to keep up the challenge and collapsed.
Bohlke was left to finish the race unchallenged, as the nearest runner was more than four minutes behind. That runner was Earl ‘Tazzie Bartlette’ of Cole Hill, Nevis who finished second in a time of 38:03.
Obrian Huggins of St. Kitts finished in third position in a time of 39:50.
Second and third place winners won themselves $500 and $300 respectively in addition to medals and $20 bmobile phone cards.
Two minutes behind Grandison to take second place, in the over 18 female category, was visiting runner Lisa Gonzales of the USA with a time of 49:16.
Vernice Wattley followed in a time of 51:08.